Leadville’s clock is ticking, and Saturday will be here in a moment that seems to last an eternity. I’ve been looking forward to a return to Leadville for some time and I will not be disappointed. The competition is stacked… as it seems to always be these days. I’ve put in the miles and the time of training, so to wait and trust that I am indeed ready. This week I’ve been resting up and preparing mentally for a long day. I go to bed and Leadville is on my mind. I think of all the training that I’ve put in. I wake up and Leadville is already on my mind. Hours of running, joy and pain, laughter and crying mixed with desire and heart. It will be great. I am prepared. I am ready. I am a Timmy.